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Opinion: Protections Needed from Data Misuse

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

July 30, 2012

In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Karthika Muthukumaraswamy discusses technology capable of helping users delete themselves from the Internet. While users have thus far been responsible for monitoring for themselves what they post on the web, companies are increasingly mining for such information in order to market to consumers or monitor employees. This creates “more and more need to hold organizations accountable for their exploitation of such information,” Muthukumaraswamy writes, adding, what’s more important than the amount of data we’ve posted online about ourselves is the “right use of that data.”
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